Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You? Research Links Erythritol to Strokes, Heart Attacks


Some doctors are urging patients to cut back their consumption of sugar substitutes as questions mount about their health effects. 

In the latest study, published February in the journal Nature Medicine, Cleveland Clinic researchers found that the commonly used zero-calorie sweetener erythritol was associated with an

increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and death within three years.

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